The Philosopher

This is a poem I wrote many years ago:


The rest of the world may look down on me

Dreamer, seer of imagery

Possessing hazy conceptions

and sparkling reflections

of ideas, spoken by the wind & the sea.

thinking thoughts of Time & Eternity,

yet accomplishing little on this planet small.

and except for listening,

not doing much at all.

but a great satisfaction

can be derived, you see

by just allowing yourself to say

“I am being ME!”

– Lou Lehman (Sams)


footnote: This was written for someone else – a man with the soul of a philosopher.


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I am a Southern Belle, through and through. Born and raised in North Alabama, where my family settled in 1808, when the area was still the Mississippi Territory, I come from a line of Planters, Patriots, and Pioneers. They were people who were unafraid to take risks, who said what they believed, and who honored God and their Country. Like my ancestors before me, I have strong values, believing that the Golden Rule is indeed golden. I write as a way to relate and as a release. I hope that my words may inspire, challenge and provoke one to thinking about how extraordinary things can come out of ordinary places, people, and things.

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